Luxury Fiji Island Holiday Guide
You will find many excellent deluxe and luxury holiday resorts and hotels in Fiji. During the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Fiji was more known for its Coral Coast family resorts and hotels in the Nadi and Suva region, as a stopover for travellers crossing the Pacific ocean, and also for backpackers doing the round-the-world trip. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, many beach resorts started to spring up in the Mamanuca Islands, the Yasawa Islands, the northern region (Savusavu, Taveuni, Qamea etc). These heralded a new era for holidaymakers travelling to Fiji and the luxury accommodation options increased. In the past 10 years, there has been another surge in development, with international standard luxury hotels on Denarau, to boutique up market island resorts and luxury self-contained villas.
What do luxury resorts have to offer?
- Stylish, well-appointed accommodation, with king size beds, outdoor showers and spas.
- 5-star dining, with well-trained expatriate and local chefs using local and imported produce to perfection.
- Service with a capital "S". Friendly Fijian staff and attention to detail make you feel like special guests.
- Modern, expansive pools, with horizon edge and Fijian torches for dramatic vistas.
- First-class transfers - private cars, helicopters or float planes (sea planes) are ready to whisk you from International Airport to your luxury destination.
- Those little extras - nightly turn-down and chocolate token, fresh flowers and fruit for your room, and/or complimentary wine or champagne.
- Sulus (Fijian sarong) or robes for your personal use.
- Quality bathroom products, with coconut soaps and tropical fragrances.
- In some locations, your own chef, porter or housemaid.
- Peace and privacy.
Well-established luxury holiday destinations include Yasawa Island Resort and Turtle Island (both in the Yasawas), as well as Wakaya Beach Club in the Lomaiviti region of Fiji. In the north, there is 4-star Maravu Plantation Beach Resort & Spa, Taveuni Island Resort and the new Taveuni Palms luxury retreat, all in the Matei region of Taveuni. Nearby Qamea Beach Resort & Spa and Matangi Island Resort are on Qamea and Matangi Islands respectively. Out of Savusavu, the famous Namale (owned by Tony Robbins) and Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort plus newer options such as La Dolce Vita Villas. Vatulele Island Resort is in the southern region, as well as the Royal Davui in the Beqa Lagoon. Yaukuve Resort is is also in the south, located near the Great Astrolabe Reef off Kadavu, while Nukubati Island Resort is off the northern coast of Vanua Levu. Wadigi Island is off the island of Malolo in the Mamanucas, not too distant from the Likuliku Lagoon resort, a couples-only resort which offers Fiji's first overwater bungalow accommodation and which opened in 2007.